Welcome to Aspire Counseling!
What would it look like to feel fully connected to your life and those around you?
How would clarity around your values & confidence in your decisions change things for you?
Do you have the skills and support you need to make that happen?
Imagine feeling free to move forward toward your life goals. You feel supported, empowered & confident that you can face whatever may come up next in your life. You’re optimistic and excited to look forward toward the future, and you feel connected to key people in your life. In this vision, you have a clear sense of purpose and a set of values to guide important decisions in your life. This is the power of quality mental health care.
The compassionate, skilled therapists at Aspire Counseling help you reach your goals by first getting to know you as an individual. Your counselor will provide you support to heal from past hurts, empower you to develop strong habits that promote mental wellness & give you the right set of tools to confidently move forward in your life.
Healing begins when you look past hurts, current obstacles and future worries directly in the eye and can confidently say, “I’ve got this.”
Counseling in Columbia, MO that Works
At Aspire Counseling, we believe in offering treatment that works. Our therapists welcome you into our comfortable, counseling office and get to know you as an individual. The therapeutic relationship you form with your therapist is one of equals where you work together to help you get the most from your counseling experience. You and your therapist will consider three important factors when creating your treatment plan: the best available research, the clinical expertise of the therapist and most importantly YOUR values, priorities and wishes as the client. When all three of these things are present, we call this evidence based treatment. Our therapists are all trained in at least two types of treatment that are well supported by research.
Whether you’re haunted by traumatic memories, lost in grief, or frozen by fear and anxiety, we have an expert therapist who can help. Counseling can help you with everything from trauma to depression, beginning college to test anxiety, divorce to gender transitions, depression to grief. You can get unstuck. Through counseling, you can begin to find find yourself and look at the world around you in a new way.
Aspire Counseling Specialties
Trauma & PTSD
Counseling for Survivors of Sexual Assault & Rape
We’re ready when you are! Contact us today and let’s get to work.
Jennie Bedsworth MSW, LCSWAnxiety, PTSD, Complicated Grief & LGBTQ Affirming
Ben Shartman, PLPCGrief, loss, life transitions, anxiety, depression, Borderline Personality Disorder
Joni Perry, MS, LPCTrauma & PTSD, DBT, Substance Abuse & Professionals who feel "stuck"
Jessica Tappana, MSW, LCSWTrauma & PTSD, survivors of sexual violence, college adjustment & anxiety
Lorie Kaplan, PLPCAre you feeling stressed & overwhelmed? Do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels and stuck in unhealthy patterns? Would you like to find ways to focus more on the things that are most important to you? Hello! I’m Lorie Kaplan, and I’d like to welcome you to my “About Me” page! If you are […]
Our Office Location
Our counseling clinic is located off Providence only minutes from Rock Bridge High School. We strive to make our office a comfortable place and even have a meditation room for clients to use before/after appointments!
Frequently Asked Questions
Have you thought about starting therapy but have some questions? Here are answers to some of the most common questions we are asked by people looking for counseling in the Mid Missouri area.
Our mental health blog includes information about mental health in general, anxiety, trauma, sleep, grief and stress management. Feel free to e-mail us topic ideas for future mental health blog posts!